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Tune ID#2273 (Gallowglass)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gallowglass about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PS 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gallowglass, The / Gallowglass / Gallowglass Jig / An Gallóglach / Neil Gow's Lament for his Brother / Kerry (appears at end of arrangement An Ghé agus an Grá Geal / The Goose and Bright Love on Ch 5) (also in G Mixolydian) (compare Rakes of Clonmel #1637 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Devlin's Favourite #3659) (composed by Neil Gow)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19717#1
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with Tommy McCarthy (concertina).
~19757#3
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
~197517#1
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
~19781.1#2
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Paddy (fiddle).
~19887#2
[PS 2] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. 2, Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle, backing vocals), Jackie Daly (accordion, backing vocals), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, mandola, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar). For this tune: starts Jackie Daly (accordion).
199514#2
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~19952#2
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (B pipes), (concertina).
~19952#1
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
~199612#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
199811#3
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion).
~19999#2
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
~19993#1
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion). For this tune: with Joe Finn (pipes), Aidan McMahon (fiddle).
20114#3
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass). For this tune: Mat Walklate (harmonica).
~20157#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: with Tierna Browne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Do You Want Any More?
FlgDub
James McMahon's Favourite
PS 2
Gráinne's Jig
JDr 2
Maid at the Well
WatReeds
Bímís ag Ól
ECotter
Wheels of the World
JKn 5
William Thompson's
BCB 2
Eddie Kelly's
HDvls 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Legacy
BC 3
Jimmy Ward's
BC 4
Kanturk Jig
PS 2
Anthony Frawley's
WatReeds
Biddy the Bold Wife
ECotter
Rakes of Clonmel
PCny
Holly Bush
CNea 1
Dave Collins'
BCB 2
Patsy Geary's
RBPOL 3

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1023 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #236 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 55 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #21 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As jig #3 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As jig #156 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903